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Program Overview

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Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is interfaith professional education for ministry. Persons in CPE engage humans in crisis and learn from that interaction under the supervision of an ACPE Certified Educator. In CPE, students work in group settings to receive and offer feedback on their pastoral ministry. CPE makes best use of the disciplines of theology, behavioral sciences and adult education. While CPE learning happens in a group context, it is also a dynamic, individualized style of learning that seeks to enhance students’ pastoral identity through the areas of pastoral formation, pastoral competence and pastoral reflection. Students in CPE are entrusted with the unique opportunity of bringing their cultural and theological heritage along as part of the learning process.

CPE students collaborate in the care of patients and families with the health care team, comprised of dedicated professionals and students from various disciplines. CPE students also have opportunities to learn with and from clinical staff chaplains who have a deep passion for pastoral care and theological education.

Management and Executive Exposure

Vidant Medical Center’s program is accredited by ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education to offer programs of Level I and Level II Clinical Pastoral Education.

For More Information

For information about CPE at Vidant Medical Center, call us at 252-847-2593.

For more information on the ACPE, contact them at:
55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Suite 835,
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: 404-320-1472
Fax: 404-320-0849